What is rice protein?
While a lot of protein tends to come from animal products, rice protein is something that can be consumed by vegetarians and vegans. As its name suggests, it’s extracted from rice and typically turned into a powder that can be added to food and drinks.
Including protein in your diet can contribute to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass.
Rice protein powder benefitsIn addition to the fact it’s entirely plant-based and full of vitamins and minerals, rice protein also has many other benefits.2 These include:
Amino acid profile
Is very easy to digest
Is suitable for people with certain allergies
It tastes nice!
Tips for using rice proteinRice protein powder is easy to incorporate into your diet to support your protein intake and maintain muscle mass. Why not try7:
- Adding a scoop of it into a smoothie or shake.
- Putting a little into baking recipes for an extra protein hit.
- Stirring some into your morning porridge.
To get a more complete range of amino acids, try buying a rice protein which also includes pea protein. Alternatively, buy them separately and mix them together.Keen to try out rice protein for yourself? Discover products containing it in our extensive vegan protein range. Shop Vegan Protein
Last updated: 9 February 2021
Author: Andrea Dobronszki, Regulatory Affairs
Andrea started her career as a clinical dietitian and lecturer at a university hospital, managing the dietetic treatment of patients with various diseases, and giving lectures in nutrition for medical students. Later she worked as a Product Developer at a sport nutrition company where she developed food supplements and fortified foods, and ensured that the products complied with the relevant regulations. Andrea joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate and specialises in food supplements, food regulations, nutrition and dietetics.View Andrea’s LinkedIn profile